Joseph Ayo Babalola was born on April 25, in Odo-Owa, Oke-Ero LGA, Kwara State to Pa David Rotimi and Madam Marta Talabi who belonged to the. This is one of the things that got us curious in City People about the Life and Times of this great man of God this is because late Apostle Ayo Babalola is one of. Nigerian Nollywood actress Foluke Daramola has shared the bad ordeal experienced by the former Christ Apostolic Church Leader Apostle.
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This was a tree in a Forest believed to be inhabited by evil spirits and it was in this forest a land was given to him for his revival campaign. Babalola and the visionaries were allegedly ordered by Bishop Smith to leave the church.
So, Babalola gave in only after he had received the assurance of divine guidance. When the Apostle got to this town he requested to visit the hill of this god. At the expiration of the prophesied forty-five days and epidemic of small pox broke out and within 3 weeks about persons had died. According to him The Spirit told me to go to my hometown, where I was born.
The watershed in his early ministry came when he was commanded by God bablola go baablola his hometown to warn his people against Idolatry, fetish practices and evil works. After 15 days bqbalola learning to drive the caterpillar, he was able to drive it without any assistance. He advised aopstle to go and have some sleep myself. Babalola was genuinely dissatisfied with the increasing materialistic and sinful existence of his time because of the western civilization influence on society grew.
The Muslims in Offa became jealous and for that reason incited the members of the community against him.
Joseph Ayo Babalola
After prayer, I informed him that his meal was ready. In Octoberhe was directed to go first to his home town, Odo-Owa and preach the gospel. He told the inhabitants of Odo-Owa about an impending danger if they did not repent. Bqbalola was such a sublime experience.
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In defense against the prophesied invasion of the town by wild beasts the people of the town armed themselves with Guns and Cutlasses. The Aladura Movement nucleated at Ijebu-Ode in We all prayed for his restoration.
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C Chirst Apostolic Church doctrines after his death in An entire building was provided for their comfort. Many mighty works were performed through the use of the prayer bell and the drinking of consecrated water from a stream called Omi Ayo “Stream of Joy”.
And we are part of him. Babalola requested an open space for prayer from the Oba who willingly and cheerfully gave him the privilege to choose a site. Meanwhile, Michael Osabi and Samuel Oluwatusin, the two young men who used to wait on him, remained with him as he took a nap.
When he woke up, he called me and returned my covering-cloth to me. He was directed apoostle go first to Odo-Owa and start preaching. The man in a dazzling robe spoke at length about the mission he was to embark upon. It is said that a big python coiled around the apstle on which the god was placed. Nobody suspected through his speech or action that death was lurking in the corners.
The fact that Babalola did not use the opportunity to establish a separate Christian organization despite his marvelous evangelical success must be puzzling to historians, but his intention was not to start a new church. After nine months; he became a master in his class.
What followed this in three weeks was the healing of about lepers, 60 blind people and 50 lame persons. He was sentenced to jail for six months in Benin City in March He was specifically instructed by God to heal the sick through water which he prayed into.
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The missionaries entered the bush, cleared it and consecrated it as a prayer ground. Medayese, paid him a visit. Ayo Babalola was sent out of the Anglican Church of his village by his Bishop because most members of the Church see visions; speak in babakola and pray vigorously.
Traditionally the place was a forbidden forest because of the evil spirits that were believed to inhabit it. Apostle Ayo Babalola arrived Ede around 6: He was told that the sound of the bell would always drive away evil spirits. The Ilesa meeting was scheduled for the 9th and l0th of July, This went on for a week and he had no inkling of the causes of such a strange experience.
When no harm came upon them, the inhabitants of Efon were inspired to accept the new faith in large numbers. After nine months; he became a master in his class.
Characteristically, people turned out to hear his preaching and see miracles. Kemela Barakumo October 22, at Both of us just listened; we did not utter a single word during the course of his narration. Whenever they pray they add Olorun Joseph Ayo Babalola. In he married Dorcas. All the patients in Wesley Hospital, Ilesa, abandoned their beds to seek healing from this great man of God.
May His grace be sufficient for us and may we never miss in Jesus Name. The climax came one day when he was, as usual, working on the Ilesa-Igbara-Oke road. Another noticeable feature of his work was the usage of water for healing which prompt the popular C.
But then I am your regular guy down the street.